The installation, Rumination, explores the impact production of art has on me while struggling with depression. By allowing my emotions to be expressed in another communicative manner, I was able to overcome the battle with hopelessness. The process of creating my installation of gelatin discs has become a therapeutic way to confront my past, repressed memories, while escaping into art. This escape is therapeutic, for it allows me to form a relationship with art, where I find the inner inclination of my work's concept. Every disc in Rumination is a transmission of my emotions. The creation of my work focuses primarily on a self-reflection of events that are detrimental to my psychological state.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Art, Major Depressive Disorder, Depression, Psychology